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2014-08-14 23:05:23

National non-profit organization notMYkid is giving away more than 4000 free home drug test kits, in more than a dozen U.S. cities. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 With each new school year, kids will be required to pass a number of tests. None is more important than the test they’ll face when pressured to use drugs by their peers. Often a simple “no” isn’t enough to deflect peer pressure and allow a child to save face with their friends. That’s why the national non-profit...

2014-08-14 12:27:23

DUBLIN, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of Wintergreen Research, Inc's new report "Alcohol Breathalyzer And Drug Testing Equipment: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020" to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as law enforcement and companies get more businesses test for substance abuse. Alcohol abuse and drug abuse represent a...

2014-08-13 12:28:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Health, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Medical Society, today announced the adoption of new guidelines for pain treatment to be used in hospital emergency departments statewide. As part of his plan to reduce prescription drug abuse and overdoses in Pennsylvania, Governor Corbett directed the departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Health (DOH) to establish...

2014-08-13 12:28:30

Educating and engaging young people in meaningful activities to help prevent illicit drug use in our communities WELLAND, ON, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Diane Finley, Member of Parliament for Haldimand-Norfolk on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced $511,053 of federal funding under the Government's National Anti-Drug Strategy (NADS), for the "C'est mon choix" project that will help prevent illicit drug use and prescription drug...

2014-08-12 23:11:42

Treatment Center Offers More Opportunities for Substance Abuse Care Canaan, CT (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Mountainside treatment center has again expanded its comprehensive continuum of care to include Outpatient Services. These services are now available to all of Mountainside's clients as part of their continuing care planning options. They are also available to individuals from the local community who have treatment needs better suited to a non-residential rehabilitation program....

2014-08-12 23:03:53

Parents to Buy Online to Prevent Teenage Prescription Drug Abuse Flower Mound, TX (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Safe Drug Disposal announced today a partnership with Disposal Technologies to offer a direct-to-consumer option to obtain environmentally friendly, in-home narcotic disposal to safely destroy old or unused prescription medication. Drug Dispose All is now conveniently available to consumers in 8-oz and 128-oz options at http://www.safe-drug-disposal.com as listed by Amazon....

2014-08-11 16:28:42

Tennessee Doctor, Who Survived Substance Abuse, Says Similar Actions in Tennessee Have Saved Lives, Money SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposition 46 can save California taxpayers up to $406 million annually by requiring doctors to check California's statewide prescription drug database before prescribing narcotics to first time patients, according to a report released by Consumer Watchdog today. Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering prescription drug addict from...

2014-08-11 04:22:01

NEW YORK, LONDON, BERLIN and PARIS, August 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportstack announces that it has published a new Wintergreen study Alcohol Breathalyzer And Drug Testing Equipment: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020 [http://www.reportstack.com/product/166280/alcohol-breathalyzer-and-drug-testing-equipment-market-shares-strategies-and-forecasts-worldwide-2014-to-2020.html ] . Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as law...

2014-08-07 16:27:50

Department of Health and Human Services Data Show An Average 511,000 Medical Professionals Abuse or Are Dependent on Drugs or Alcohol Annually SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Stephen Loyd, a recovering drug addict who at one point was taking oxycodone and 100 Vicodin pills a day while working with patients, joined with Proposition 46 proponent Bob Pack and openly spoke about how easy it is for doctors to abuse drugs and get away with it. Consumer Watchdog...

2014-08-07 15:40:39

The JAMA Network Journals Peter Roy-Byrne, M.D., formerly of the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues write that few data exist on the effectiveness of brief (1-2 sessions) interventions for reducing problem drug use, a common issue in disadvantaged populations seeking care in safety-net medical settings (hospitals and community health clinics serving low-income patients with limited or no insurance). Based on the established efficacy of brief interventions for hazardous...


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